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Mapping potential freshwater services, and their representation within Protected Areas (PAs), under conditions of sparse data : Pilot implementation for Cambodia. / Sáenz, Leonardo; Farrell, Tracy; Olsson, Annette; Turner, Will; Mulligan, Mark; Acero, Natalia; Neugarten, Rachel; Wright, Max; McKinnon, Madeleine; Ruiz, Cesar; Guerrero, Jairo.

In: Global Ecology and Conservation, Vol. 7, 07.2016, p. 107-121.

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Sáenz, L, Farrell, T, Olsson, A, Turner, W, Mulligan, M, Acero, N, Neugarten, R, Wright, M, McKinnon, M, Ruiz, C & Guerrero, J 2016, 'Mapping potential freshwater services, and their representation within Protected Areas (PAs), under conditions of sparse data: Pilot implementation for Cambodia', Global Ecology and Conservation, vol. 7, pp. 107-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2016.05.007

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Sáenz, L., Farrell, T., Olsson, A., Turner, W., Mulligan, M., Acero, N., Neugarten, R., Wright, M., McKinnon, M., Ruiz, C., & Guerrero, J. (2016). Mapping potential freshwater services, and their representation within Protected Areas (PAs), under conditions of sparse data: Pilot implementation for Cambodia. Global Ecology and Conservation, 7, 107-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2016.05.007

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Sáenz L, Farrell T, Olsson A, Turner W, Mulligan M, Acero N et al. Mapping potential freshwater services, and their representation within Protected Areas (PAs), under conditions of sparse data: Pilot implementation for Cambodia. Global Ecology and Conservation. 2016 Jul;7:107-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2016.05.007

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Sáenz, Leonardo ; Farrell, Tracy ; Olsson, Annette ; Turner, Will ; Mulligan, Mark ; Acero, Natalia ; Neugarten, Rachel ; Wright, Max ; McKinnon, Madeleine ; Ruiz, Cesar ; Guerrero, Jairo. / Mapping potential freshwater services, and their representation within Protected Areas (PAs), under conditions of sparse data : Pilot implementation for Cambodia. In: Global Ecology and Conservation. 2016 ; Vol. 7. pp. 107-121.

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